At the finals of the Diamond League in Eugene, Tina Šutej took second place in the pole vault, setting a Slovenian outdoor record with 4.81 meters. After additional jumps, current Olympic champion and world champion Katie Moon won with 4.86 m.
In the pole vault, Šutej competed in the finals of the Diamond League for the third time in a row, last year she was third, but this time she narrowly missed the final victory. She started at 4.41 m, then for the first time she was also successful at 4.56 m. At 4.71 m, she was second after another successful jump.
Šutej then jumped 4.81 meters for the first time and took the lead together with Moon, as she set the national outdoor record. On 23 August in Budapest, she won fourth place at the World Championships, and with 4.80 meters, she improved the previous national outdoor record.
This time she was fighting for the win with Moon. Wilma Murto and Sandi Morris finished at 4.86m when, after their first unsuccessful attempts at 4.81m, they only had two more jumps at the next height.
Šutej and Moon each had two unsuccessful attempts at 4.86 m, the first one was broken by a member of Kladivar from Celje, and then by Moon. They then jumped additional jumps, reaching 4.86 m again. The American woman was successful for the first time, but Šutej was not.
Maruša Mišmaš Zrimšek close to the national recordAnother Slovenian representative, Maruša Mišmaš Zrimšek, was sixth in the 3000 m steeplechase (9:08.11). The winner was Winfred Mutile Yavi from Bahrain, who after achieving a time of 8:50.66 is now second in history in this discipline. Beatrice Chepkoech of Kenya (8:44.32) was better only in 2018. Mišmaš Zrimšek was close to her Slovenian record, which she ran for sixth place on August 27, the last day of the WC in Budapest (9:06.37).
Mišmaš Zrimšek started a bit more in the background, but soon she started to overtake her competitors and was seventh among the 12 participants after 1200 m. In the following, she gained another place and was behind only the African runners.
On Sunday, the second day of the finals, world runner-up Kristjan Čeh will defend last year’s diamond victory in the discus throw. In pursuit of the Diamond Cup and 30,000 US dollars, he will return to the stadium where he won gold at the WC last year.
Coleman takes out LylesChristian Coleman, the 2019 world champion, equaled compatriot Noah Lyles’ world season mark of 9.83 seconds in the 100m sprint. The three-time world champion from Budapest was second (9.85) after a bad start.
World champion Sha’Carri Richardson was also defeated at this distance among athletes. The American was fourth (10.80), Jamaican Shericka Jackson, who won gold at the WC in the 200 m, won with a tenth of a lead.
This time Benjamin overtook WarholmAmerican Rai Benjamin won the 400 m hurdles with the result of the year in the world (46.39). In the duel between the two fastest in history, the Norwegian favorite Karsten Warholm was second, as he gave up completely in the end (46.53).
Kenyan Faith Kipyegon (3:50.72) placed fourth in the history of the 1500m for her fourth diamond victory. Immediately afterwards, Kirani James from Grenada (44.30) won this distance without obstacles in the last 20 meters and celebrated in the league for the fourth time after 2011, 2015 and 2022.
Ingebrigtsen’s European record in the mile runWith her only valid triple jump of 15.35 m, the Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas confirmed her superiority in recent years and set the season’s result in the world. The latter was also achieved by Chase Ealey with the US record in the shot put (20.76 m) and Jakob Ingebrigtsen in the one mile.
With 3:43.73, the Norwegian set the European record and the third result of all time, but in the last discipline of the day he failed to improve the world record of the legendary Moroccan Hicham El Guerrou from 1999 (3:43.13).